self-empowerment

Decluttering to get beyond burnout

Decluttering to get beyond burnout

Before I discovered the power of decluttering and learned how to really organize a space, I basically lived my life in two modes. One mode was panic mode: I would get out of bed at the very last minute, and do the bare minimum to get out of the house as quickly as possible. I relied on reminders from others to get anything done - each reminder driving up my stress-levels. And as far as food was concerned, I'd eat whatever happened to be most convenient, or skip meals. When I was done panicking for the day, I would sink into my second mode: exhaustion. I would curl up on the couch and binge TV, play on my phone, or surf aimlessly on my laptop. Not that there's anything wrong with those activities - but they were about all I could muster in my spare time. I was completely burnt out.

Decluttering with intention

Decluttering with intention

When people find out that I help people declutter and get organized for a living, many will share with me that they love getting rid of stuff, and they are also stuck in the cycle of declutter and re-fill: “I’m always shopping to make up for it.” It can be easy to think that the only challenge in decluttering is letting go. The cycle of declutter and re-fill illustrates the other side of the coin. While it’s important to learn how to let go, and your freedom is worth fighting for - people often find themselves stuck in this pattern because they haven’t yet changed their shopping habits.

How to deal with retail therapy

How to deal with retail therapy

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’ve struggled with feelings of lack in certain areas of my life. For example, I used to have a giant bin full of beauty products and would keep buying more. I also regularly struggled to get dressed from a closet stuffed with random clothes. These situations were frustrating and disruptive to my day - and made me cringe when I thought about the money that was spent only to receive little value in return. Many of us have at least one category of items that’s really difficult for us…

Declutter and rebuild your wardrobe

Declutter and rebuild your wardrobe

For a good part of my 20s, it took me ages to get dressed in the morning. Most of that time was spent deciding what to wear, and then the rest of it was trying to fix wardrobe malfunctions. In the end it was always the same - I looked and felt totally discombobulated. I thought I needed closet organization - but what i really needed was to rethink my wardrobe…